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Classy colt gets the job done

Punters that took the $1.30 about talented three-year-old The Irishman would have had their hearts in their mouths when the son of Tavistock stepped slowly from the barriers on debut over 1100m at Avondale on Wednesday on a Heavy10 surface. But the Tony Pike-trained colt flagged himself as a horse with a bright future after[...]
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Queensland feature next for Not An Option

After watching runners struggle through the testing track conditions in the first race at Randwick on Saturday Kiwi trainer Tony Pike was relieved the decision had been made to scratch the promising two-year-old Not An Option from his planned assignment on the day. Temporarily in the care of Rosehill trainers Richard and Michael Freedman due[...]
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Pike gearing up for Karaka assault

As he puts the finishing touches on star juvenile Not An Option’s bid for the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie later this month, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is already well into the operational requirements for the second phase of his Colts Syndicate initiative that he successfully launched in 2019. Pike put together a[...]
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Loire Is Redoute’s Choice’s 36th Group 1 Winner

New Zealand’s newest Group One winner, Loire, has become the 36th at the elite level for her super sire Redoute’s Choice. Bred by Brent and Cherry Taylor’s Trelawyney Stud from their mare Syrah, Loire won Saturday’s Thousand Guineas at Riccarton for trainer Tony Pike and jockey Michael NcNab. Arrowfield Stud’s pride and joy, Redoute’s Choice,[...]
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Loire successful in 1000 Guineas

Despite displaying some wayward tendencies over the closing stages Cambridge filly Loire stamped her class in emphatic style as she took out the Group 1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) on Saturday. The Tony Pike-trained three-year-old had been to the forefront of discussions in the weeks leading up to the Riccarton feature before a[...]
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Kali spot on for Group 1

An exhibition gallop between races at Motukarara on Sunday has kept smart Cambridge filly Kali on track for her Group 1 mission at Riccarton on Saturday week. Kali worked with the Jamie Richards-trained Folk Dress over 1200m in preparation for their clash in the Group 1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m), for which Kali[...]
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